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Truss tomato yields . . . limited by shoot density

April 30, 2016
Truss tomatoes

Growers of truss tomatoes often overlook the fact that yields are limited by shoot density. Plant density has become somewhat irrelevant now that so many growers are using grafted plants with two shoots being taken from the cotyledons. Shoot density is a more useful term that can be used to describe both single stem (where shoot density = plant density) or multi-stem plants. Read More »

Global innovations in horticulture seminar

April 20, 2016
Royal Pines Resort

On Thursday 23 June 2016, AUSVEG in conjunction with Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA) will hold a seminar to discuss global innovations in horticulture that will demonstrate to attendees the very latest in innovative technology from around the world. This seminar will precede the 2016 National Horticulture Convention, Trade Show and Awards for Excellence, to be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Queensland from June 23-25, 2016. Read More »

Integrated Crop Pollination Project

April 18, 2016

A new video on integrated crop pollinators, a USDA-NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) Specialty Crop Research initiative.

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Are sensors, drones and satellite apps the future?

April 13, 2016
Irrigation Australia

As the uncertainty in future water supplies increases, irrigators will need to adopt breakthrough technologies to solve their water challenges. If you are a designer, installer or contractor interested in the rural sector, the Irrigation Australia International Conference will be of relevance to you. Read More »

‘A slow death by poison’: Are neonicotinoids at the root of the honey bee crisis?

April 13, 2016
Varroa destructor

A growing body of research, outlined in a new review in Bee World, attests to a link between neonicotinoids – the leading agricultural insecticides worldwide – and the global collapse of honey bee colonies, say authors Francisco Sánchez-Bayo and Nicolas Desneux. Read More »

10th Hydroponic Farmers Federation Conference

April 9, 2016
Hydroponic Farmers Federation of Victoiria

The 10th biennial Hydroponic Farmers Federation of Victoria (HFF) conference and technical exhibition will be held at the Mantra Lorne Resort, Apollo Bay, Victoria, from 8-10 June 2016. The HFF is an industry grower organisation whose membership includes commercial growers and industry representatives (businesses offering support to growers). The organisation is open to all hydroponic farmers Australia wide. Read More »

8th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture

April 7, 2016
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

The 8th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture will be held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, from 22-26 May 2016. The symposium will be held in coordination with the ISHS Commission Horticultural Engineering, ISHS Commission Protected Cultivation, ISHS Section Ornamental Plants, and ISHS Workgroup Light in Horticulture. Read More »